Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Israeli settlers have broken into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound for Talmudic rituals. Amid tight security measures by Israeli forces, some 25 settlers stormed the mosque on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian worshipers tried to push them out of the courtyard of the mosque after they approached al-Rahmeh Gates, but the worshipers failed […]

Iran says ready to safeguard Iraq artifacts after ISIL attack

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced its readiness to protect at-risk Iraqi artifacts after the destruction of invaluable relics by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the northern city of Mosul, Press TV reports. “We have sent three separate letters. One to Irina Bokova, the head of the UN cultural agency, demanding swift action and […]

Modi govt’s Hindi quick-guide for bureaucrats

New Delhi: Help is at hand for all those Hindi-challenged babus in the Narendra Modi government fearful of not quite making the cut in the push for the national language to be made lingua-franca in official communication. After the Union home ministry asked its bureaucrats to use Hindi for social media communication last year, the […]

Saudi executions at unprecedented rate: Amnesty

Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has carried out an unprecedented number of executions since the start of the year. The Britain-based rights group released the report on Tuesday. “The current rate… has been truly unprecedented,” Amnesty’s Saudi Arabia researcher Sevag Kechichian said. “It is impossible to tell what exactly is driving these numbers.” Riyadh has […]

India census reveals ‘more married women’

NEW DELHI: A closer look at the recently released census data indicates how prevalent the practice of polygamy is in society and whether the law could actually have any effect on the practice in India. Recently released census data from Census 2011 reveals that there nearly 6.6 million more women who are “currently married” than […]

Fishing fried fish from hot oil with bare hands to make a living

PESHAWAR: He puts his bare hands into a wok of boiling oil, scoops it up and picks out the fried fish and chicken to the shock and awe of onlookers. They come in their droves to see the miracle-man perform his defying feat and each time, 30 year old Mohammad Gul, obliges them to keep […]

Study shows Urdu could prevent dementia

LUCKNOW: The human brain has been proven to be like a muscle- one that gets stronger with use and practice. New research suggests that learning the Urdu language engages parts of the brain that could in the long run delay the onset of dementia, besides helping children with learning disabilities. Cortical mapping of the brain […]

Coalition of Expectations

We hope Mufti Sahab delivers good governance The alliance between PDP and BJP is seen as unholy, and non workable, by a large section of society, not only in J&K but even many intellectuals and political analysts across India feel that this Government may not last long in view of the differences in political ideology […]